CERTIFICATES AND ACCREDITATIONS
You will receive a REPs accredited Certificate in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Intervention along with sixteen continued professional development points on your Register of Exercise Professionals membership, assuming you are a member of REPs.
Is this course recognised?
All Discovery Learning courses are independently accredited by recognized national awarding bodies. This course is accredited by Skills Active, the organization which is the appointed sector skills council for the British health and fitness Industry. This course will be recognized by employers throughout the UK, including the National Health Service.
Child Obesity Prevention and Intervention Certificate
This course teaches health and fitness professionals about childhood obesity prevention and treatment. It has been developed by Discovery Learning alongside the Weight Management Centre, which is a leading provider or child weight management services in the United Kingdom, appearing on the Department of Health Framework of Childhood Obesity Trainers and Deliverers.
The course content is drawn from experience gained delivering weight management services to thousands of children and families across the UK. It has been written and researched by highly experienced weight management practitioners and dietitians to provide an up to date and authoritative approach to weight and obesity management in children.
Candidates will also be provided with all of the latest information and support in terms of the practical and logistical aspects of delivering obesity and weight management services to families.
What will I learn on this course?
This highly practical course will give learners the skills necessary to design and deliver effective and safe weight management interventions in the lives of children suffering from being overweight or obese. Learners will gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity using proven behaviour modification techniques.
The course aims to teach learners how to raise the issue of weight in children without alienating or stigmatising those who are already overweight, as well as provide an understanding of the physical and psychological consequences of obesity in children, and of the evidence regarding unhealthy weight during childhood carrying across into adulthood.
Learners who complete this course will be qualified to give expert advice to managers, governors and community decision makers about policy, planning, solutions and the social and environmental factors behind childhood obesity. All these things combine to make graduates of this course highly sought after health and fitness professionals.
Who is this course is for?
This two-day course is designed for people who work with children and teenagers, or who work in a role that affects the lives of children or teenagers. This includes community health providers, school and practice nurses, fitness professionals, teachers or those involved in planning, design or policy formulation in areas impacting young people.
This course has been designated as being at level 3 on the National Skills Framework by Skills Active, and is therefore most suitable for individuals who are already a level 3 or level 4 health and fitness professional such as a personal trainer.
This course is recommended for those who are concerned about Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis, wish to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families, and who wish to possess skills and training which will make them more employable in the health and fitness industry.
How long is the Child Obesity Intervention and Prevention course?
This course last only two days but includes four-to-six hours of pre-course reading.
Where can I do the course?
We run this course at multiple training locations including West London and Manchester. Contact us for more details on available locations.
What are the pre-requisites?
There are no pre-requisites for this course, but if you want to receive the sixteen continued professional development points towards your REPs membership, you will of course need to already be a full member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.
This is a weekday course. It lasts for two working days.
What assessments will I need to complete?
There are no practical or written assessments involved in this course. Completion of the course is done through study and attendance only
What support will I get?
You will be supported in your studies by our trained student support team which you can contact by phone, email, live chat or Skype in normal business hours on weekdays. This course is also supported by a fully interactive online learning zone which is completely free to access once enrolled upon the course.